TRIP OVERVIEW

 

Trip Type: TrekkingNature of Trek: EasyActivities: Hiking and Walking

 Duration: 12 days

Months: Oct- March 

Nabji-Khorphu Winter Trek is Community Based Tourism , officially  allowed to open in October 2006 which is set out in Jigme Singye Wangchuk National park with the rich ecological environment,and you will see the finest Golden langur(Trachypithecus geei), one of the rarest primates  only found in Bhutan and neighbouring Assam. It can be also suitable for bird quest as this park is well-known for endangered Rufous-necked Hornbill (Aceros nepalensis)., mynas, Himalaya blue-fronted redsatrts,Eurasian sparrows,golden-throated barbet, yellow-bellied flowerpecker and many more. Besides this you will also encounter the natural beauty of the area, the area also contains different cultural history, witmatrimonialessed among others by the presence of a tribute pillar in the temple of Nabji. The pillar symbolizes the occasion that the Guru Rimphoche had tranquilized the two kings of Nauche from India and King Sindu from Bhutan they were intermediated by Guru Rimpoche through negotiation during eight century in this trail. Moreover, along the six day trail, more traces of Guru Rimpoche presence during those days can be found.

The track has been developed in such a way that society will have the solitary liable to manage and provide services. The service packages includes community camping sites with basic facilities (Nimshong, Korphu, Kubdra and Jangbi) or with bucket shower/hot stone bath facilities (Nabji), local lunches, tea or meal. The rates for these services are standardized to avoid misunderstanding between communities and the tour operators and trip groups.

Therefore, the six day trail of Nabji-Korphu area is located between two districts of Zhemgang and Trongsa, which will bring you the most winter trekking, yet to be discovered. 

Please come and do trek along with 7 Brothers Tours and Travels to see  the villagers life,  scenic beauty, forests, waterfalls, streams, temples , Bhutan landscape, Himalaya mountains, wild animals, species of birds,  history and  most importantly the trace of Guru Rinpoche in the 8th century. We are happy to organize additional guide from local people to know more about this trail.

 Please note that 7 Brothers Tours and Travels give you the freedom of modifying this itinerary as per your interest.  

DETAILED ITINERARY

 Day One.: Arrival in the Land of Last Shangri-la ,Bhutan

During this season when you fly into the Bhutan Himalayas with Druk Air, Bhutan’s national carrier, from the titanic plains of India you will have the spectacular view of the green wall of hills known as duars, or gateways that provide channeled air route into Bhutan. And in this particular  season these monumental hills would have their apexes capped with snow bestowing the most golden- rare scene of the kingdom as you would be flying right over the touchline of these apexes. Your flight into Bhutan would be nothing short of adventurous and bon voyage trip as the bird eye view of the deep green valley’s with bountiful youthful streams shaping into different forms of river meandering and waterfalls as they rush down the valley, and ever rising Himalayan mountains that seem to intercept the air route would give you the most breath taking and heart beating moment yet so glamorous and harmonious. You’ll sense and feel the warmth of Mother Nature through various geological, geographical and environmental scenes. You would also take the pride of viewing the world’s highest peak Mount Everest and famous Mount Kanchenjunga, highest virgin peak Mount Chomolhari and other sacred peak like Jichu Drake.  You will then be  totally de-linked from the stressful sights and sounds of metropolitan life while reaching to Paro. 

After reaching  Paro from Bangkok.  We will have lunch in the hotel and after that visit national museum and Paro Rinpung Dzong. Evening at leisure, overnight stay in the hotel.

Day Two: Paro Hotel to Tiger nest/Takshang

We will have small hike to tiger nest, round walk take 4 hours, to visit Guru Rinpoche meditation place where he subdued local demon tiger during eight century and now it stands one of the best tourist spot in Bhutan, as well Asia. Further, the guide will explain you about the history. Lunch hot pack lunch.

Afternoon drive to Thimphu, 2 hours journey, directly visit Memorable chorten located in the hub of city and World largest Buddha statue overlooking Thimphu town.

Overnight stay in the hotel. 

Day Three: Thimphu- Trongsa

Morning drive to Trongsa, 6hours drive. En route pass Dochula(3150m) visit 108 Druk Wangyel Chhorten,  here you may expect relatively snow fall , Wangdue Dzong and lunch at Wangdue, Chendebji Chhorten. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel Trongsa.

Day Four: Trongsa to Riotala/Nimshong

The day starts with visiting the Tag Dzong where museum is kept and then visit to Trongsa Dzong which is located above Mangdi River. Later we will drive towards Zhemgang to start at beginning point Riotala( 1060m). En route we can see deers, macaques, Mangde valley and river, chorten and village. Overnight camp at Nimshong village.
Altitude: 1319m, Distance 7km; Time: 3-4 hours

Day Five: Nimshong campsite(1319m) to Nabji campsite(1300m)

Morning we will visit local temple lead by our village guide and we will ascend our journey through broad-leaved forest animate of abundant bird, with sightseeing of Gloden Langur and birds of Rufous-necked Hornbill. The trail sometime experience ascends and descends dense forest and reach to beautiful terrace field of Nabji village which consist of 56 households and an estimated population of 450 people.

We will see temple of Nabji, which means ‘promising’or oath’-harbours the stone pillar to mark the tranquility between  the two Kings Bumthang and Assam kings. You can also see find rock remains of Blacksmith( one of the reincarnation of Pema Lingpa) in the village. Our camp will be in the hub of rice field of Nabji. Altitude: 1300m, Distance:13km,5-6 hours.

Day Six:  Halt at Nabji.

Today,  from our base camp in Nabji, we will have small day hike breathtaking to Korphu village (1636m) located on a hill, consisting of 76 households and an estimated population  of 600 people. We will day hike to Korphu (1636m). We will visit Korphu temple, which houses the sacred relics of Pema Lingpa and local lunch will be provided in the village. Afternoon we walk back to Nabji for night halt.

Day Se7en: Nabji – Kubdra

The day starts on a trail to Kubdra village across the beauty dense forest, big trees with clippers,orchid and small bamboos. After 4-6 hour walk you can rest in Zhelyung village (1565m) on the bench provided by them and we can have lunch with pleasant view of waterfall on the site. After few hours walk from Zhelyung we will reach at village called Kubdra which is ethnic group of Monpas consist of only three households and an estimated population of 25 people and we may expect cultural dance from this people.  Along the trail we will see traces of Guru Rinpoche. The Kubdra Monpa people are happy to welcome at the campsite. Overnight  camp at their village. Altitude: 1636m Distance: 14-15km; Time: 5-6hours.

Day Eight: Kubdra Camp site (1636m) to Jangbi village (1368m)

The hike continues from Kubdra Campsite to Jangbi village. The name Jang means loss of fisher man and bi means religious trail in their local language of monpa and so name Jangbi was derived. We continue along the traces of Guru Rimpoche( foot print, dragger and hat), and we will visit small village of Phrumzur with its temple and good lunch will served here. And hike continues with scene and pristine forest of cane and bamboo along the path. After reaching Jangbi village there will be hospitable tea prepared at the orchid garden. Here we will find Monpas and their Cane and Bamboo Production. Our camp will be set near Jangbi Village with good sight of valley and Mangde River. Total distance: 14-15km, time 5-6 hours.

Day Nine: Jangbi Campsite( 1368m) to Tongtongphe (1061m)/Trongsa

Today we walk down for about 960meters crossing the bridge of Mangdi river and from this point we will have last climb to Tongtongphe. At this point our driver will be waiting for us to take Trongsa and on the way if we have time we can visit Kuenga Rabten palace of Third King. Trongsa night haltin the peaceful hotel.

Jangbi Campsite –Tongtongphe: Total distance 9.5 km, about 3-4 hours.

Day Ten: Trongsa- Thimphu

Morning drive back to Thimphu. Lunch at Wangdue. Overnight stay at Thimphu.

Day Eleven: Residual Thimphu sightseeing

Morning begin sightseeing to Trashichoedzong, visit the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved. Visit the Painting School where traditional arts and crafts are still kept alive. Visit the handicrafts Emporium where Bhutanese textiles and other arts and crafts are displayed and can be purchased. Visit Simtokha Dzong. This is one of the oldest fortresses in Bhutan. It was built in 1629 A.D. Lunch at the hotel. Afternoon visit Motithang mini Zoo place to see National Animal of Bhutan, Takin and later stroll around the Thimphu town or you can do  shopping of Authentic Bhutan souvenirs as gift to your family, friends and love one as a Bhutan experience. We may catch Bhutanese people playing Archery and if you are on weekend we can leisurely walk in the vegetable market to glance the way of selling and buying process of Bhutanese people.

Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.

Day Twelve: Thimphu – Paro International Airport, 1 hr.30minutes

Today we will bid farewell in the Paro Airport for your onward destination. We wish you happy journey in the flight and safe journey back to your Country. We pray you safe and happy journey!

 

TOUR PRICE

Nabji-Khorphu Trek: Cost per person in Twin Sharing basis for 11 Nights/12 Days 

Off Season: Jan/Feb/June/July/ Aug and December                                                             

Group Size

       Quotation

Hotel

4 and 5 star hotels  need an additional charge

 

Above10 pax it is subject to discussion about rate

1 pax

US$3190/person

3 star

2 pax

U2750/person

3 star

Above 3 pax

US$2475/person

3 star

 Peak Season: March/April/May/Sept/Oct and November                                                             

Group Size

       Quotation

Hotel

4 and 5 star hotels  need an additional charge

 

Above 10 pax it is subject to discussion about rate

1 pax

US$3200/person

3 star

2 pax

US2800/person

3 star

Above 3pax

US2500/person

3 star

 

 

 

 

 Above price includes the following:

  • Bhutan Government Royalty of US$ 65/person/night
  • FIT surcharges of US$40/person/night for a single traveler and US$30/person/night for a double
  • Twin sharing hotel rooms at 3 star hotels
  • All meals breakfast, lunch, dinner & light refreshments with standard menu at 3 star hotels
  • English speaking tour guide service
  • All transfers and excursions by private vehicles
  • All entrance fees to museums and monuments
  • All internal taxes and fees
  • Mineral drinking water while sightseeing
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
  • Sleeping tent and sleeping bag while trekking
  • Cook and cooking staff
  • Ponies for caring trekking equipments

The above tour prices do not include the following:

  • Single room supplement of US$40/room/night during low season and US$ 50/room/night during high season optional
  • Visa fee of US$40/person must be paid in advance with tour cost
  • Airfares optional
  • Travel issuance recommended
  • 4 star and 5 star accommodations and meals optional
  • Other personal expenses like overseas calls, laundry,etc

 

 

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